“THE SECRET ORIGIN OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE.” Herupa and Nadia relate the history of the Guardians and the Zamorans to those who were selected to make up the New Guardians. “SHINE YOU CRAZY DIAMOND!” The Floronic man tells Killer Croc a story before he escapes from Arkham!
The Secret Origin of the Guardians of the Universe: The Guardian Herupa Hando Hu and the Zamaron Nadia Safir, tell the New Guardians the story of how the Guardians of the Universe came to be.
Shine on you Crazy Diamond: Killer Croc while locked up in Arkham befriends Floronic Man, who tells Croc stories while he heals from his latest battle with the Batman. The story Floronic Man tells is a fantasy story about how John Woodrue became the Floronic Man. The story is capped off by Floronic mysterious escape, and Croc ability to heal quicker then the guards can expect.
- "The Secret Origin of the Guardians of the Universe" written by Todd Klein, penciled by Jonathan Peterson, inked by Al Vey, colored by Carl Gafford and lettered by Agustin Mas.
- "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" written by Rick Veitch, penciled and inked by Brett Ewing, colored by Shelley Eiber and lettered by Agustin Mas.
- "Secrets Behind the Origins" 1/2 page text piece on the histories of the Guardians of the Universe and the Floronic Man by Peter Sanderson.
- "And Now in Answer to Many Requests Dept.:" 1 page text piece featuring the first appearances of well known and obscure Golden Age characters and teams in chronological order by Roy Thomas.
Note: Most characters have cameo appearances.